Does Dark Matter Harbor Life

Credit: Jackie Ferrentino

Lisa Randall: People in foreign relations make a mistake when they lump together another country’s cultures — assuming they don’t exhibit the diversity of societies that is evident in our own. Just as a good negotiator doesn’t assume the primacy of one sector of society over another when attempting to place the different cultures on equal footing, an unbiased scientist shouldn’t assume that dark matter isn’t as interesting as ordinary matter and necessarily lacks a diversity of matter similar to our own.

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